Funding Opportunities

Use the OHSU Funding Portal to search for research funding opportunities and subscribe to funding alerts from a variety of sources.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is designed to build sustainable collaborations statewide by providing grants and other resources to address community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship needs. 

The Ford Family Foundation 

The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

Geography served: Rural communities with less than 30,000 in population not adjacent to or part of an urban or metropolitan area.

Oregon Community Foundation

As a responsive arm of Oregon Community Foundation, the Community Grant Program awards about 300 grants each year, mostly to small- and moderate-size nonprofits. The average grant is $20,000. OCF typically receives 350 to 425 proposals per grant cycle.
Funding Priorities:

  • Health & Well-being of Vulnerable Populations (30 to 40 percent of grants)
  • Educational Opportunities & Achievement (30 to 40 percent of grants)

Oregon Grant Watch 

Oregon Grant Watch provides two levels of access (free with registration, paid subscription) to a continually updated list of grants for nonprofits and small businesses. Find GRANTS for nonprofit, 501c3, NGO, education, religious or community organization, municipal government agency or small business by extensive search criteria.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.  They awards most grants through calls for proposals (CFPs) connected with their areas of focus.  Focus Areas; Child and Family Well-Being, Health Coverage, Health Leadership and Workforce, Health System Improvement, Healthy Communities, Healthy Weight.  They accept unsolicited proposals for projects that suggest new and creative approaches to solving health and health care problems.

Program Finder

Explore programs dedicated to developing people, policies, and evidence-based practice to build a Culture of Health.  RWJF is looking for candidates from diverse fields and encourage those who have never received funding from the Foundation to apply. 

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners, including community organizers and advocates.  These teams use the power of applied research—informing and supporting critical work being done in communities—to accelerate that work and advance health and equity.  Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

Culture of Health Leaders

Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.  Our leaders’ innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.  Through this program, our leaders will be prepared to collaborate and provide transformative leadership to address health equity in their communities.

Evidence for Action

Evidence for Action (E4A) is a Signature Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  We are committed to developing the evidence base to align with RWJF’s vision to build a Culture of Health.  We do this by supporting investigator-initiated research and providing technical assistance to researchers and organizations working in communities to develop rigorous evaluations of innovative interventions. 

Cambia Health Foundation   

The Cambia Health Foundation is committed to supporting health care transformation, the health of underserved children and families, and innovation in palliative care in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.

The program management office was established, in 2002, and is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.  It was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities.  Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Central Oregon

Central Oregon Health Council

Central Oregon Health Council is excited to partner with the communities we all live, play, and work in. The Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) is for the benefit of all Oregonians that call Central Oregon home; Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Northern Klamath Counties.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Proposed use of funds must be aligned with the RHIP and and Triple Aim.  

St. Charles Healthcare Community Benefit Grants

St. Charles Health System has selected Suicide Prevention as their strategic priority for the Community Benefit Grants Program for the communities served by all four of the St. Charles hospital facilities.

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